Family Quotes

Charles dudley warne - happy is said to be the family which can eat...
A family is but too often a commonwealth of malignants.
Alexander Pope

Max lerne - having a thirteen - year - old in the family is...
Some things you do because you want to. Some things you do because of the needs of others in your family.
Real Live Preacher, Real Live Preacher weblog, 10 - 06 - 05
Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family.
J. S. Bryan
Even as the cell is the unit of the organic body, so the family is the unit of society.
Ruth Nanda Anshen

Look for the good, not the evil, in the conduct of members of the family.
Jewish Prove
The troublesome ones in a family are usually either the wits or the idiots.
George Eliot, Middlemarch
Ogden nash - a family is a unit composed not only of children...
There is nothing like a coup de foudre and absorption in family responsibility for maturing the male and pulling his scattered wits together.
Sir V Pritchett
A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.
Buddha
A healthy family is sacred territory.
Unknown
Europe is spreading its wings. In freedom. In prosperity. And in peace. It is a truly proud moment for the European Union. It is a triumph for liberty and democracy. To our new members I say: ? Warmly welcome to our family?. Our new Europe is born.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, (Prime Minister of Denmark) Family photo after the European Council meeting in Copenhagen, 13 December 20
I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.
Erma Bombeck
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, Chapter 1, first line
It is essential to know that to be a happy person, a happy family, a happy society, it is very crucial to have a good heart, that is very crucial. World peach must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just the absence of violence but the manifestation of human compassion.
Dalai Lama, (in exile) Associated Press, 5/14/01
Let... others call me a hypocrite because I fired a gun in a moment of personal peril. I shall still be for strict gun control. But as long as authorities leave this society awash in drugs and guns, I will protect my family.
Carl T. Rowan, Jr.
A married man with a family will do anything for money.
Charles De Talleyrand
Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
We are totally opposed to abortion under any circumstances. We are also opposed to abortifacient drugs and chemicals like the Pill and the IUD, and we are also opposed to all forms of birth control with the exception of natural family planning.
Judie Brown, President, American Life Lobby
That family glaze of common references, jokes, events, calamities - That sense of a family being like a kitchen midden layer upon layer of the things daily life is made of. The edifice that lovers build is by comparison delicate and one - Dimensional.
Laurie E. Colwin
It is commonly observed that a sudden wealth, like a prize drawn in a lottery or a large bequest to a poor family, does not permanently enrich. They have served no apprenticeship to wealth, and with the rapid wealth come rapid claims which they do not know how to deny, and the treasure is quickly dissipated.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
William James Durant
It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.
Confucius
Dignity is not negotiable. Dignity is the honor of the family.
Vartan Gregorian
The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
Calvin Trillin
Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.
Jessamyn West
Hamlet is the tragedy of tackling a family problem too soon after college.
Tom Masson
Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and the state forever separate.
Ulysses S. Grant
The car trip can draw the family together, as it was in the days before television when parents and children actually talked to each other.
Andrew H. Malcolm
Family means too much, Friends are too valuable, And life is too short, To put - Off sharing with people, How much they really mean to you, And pursuing whatever it is that makes you happy.
Unknown
We falsely attribute to men a determined character - Putting together all their yesterdays - And averaging them - we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support - It is worse than a large family - He is the silent poor indeed.
Henry David Thoreau
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close - Knit family in another city.
George Burns
It is about a socialist, anti - Family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
Pat Robertson, The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1993
Having a holiday weekend without a family member felt like putting on a sweater that had an extra arm.
Pamela Ribon, Why Girls Are Weird, 2003
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
Jane Howard, "Families".
The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
Bertrand Russell
The story of my boyhood and that of my brothers is important only because it could happen in any American family. It did, and will again.
Earl Eisenhowe
Nothing counts so much as family, the rest are just strangers. as Nicholas Earpp in Wyatt Earp, 1994.
Gene Hackman
I am years gone from my family and miles away... but they raid by telephone with jarring suddenness they have the cyclic constancy of a mortgage and they are inevitable and relentless, like the erosion of my remaining youth. Like certain frightening dreams, my family returns.
Jerrold Mundis